How to disassemble Acer Aspire 5741 5741G

posted in: 1. Acer | 29

In this guide I show how to disassemble an Acer Aspire 5741 5741G series laptop.

In this particular case I’m taking apart an Acer Aspire 5741G-6983 model.

I will go though the following major disassembly steps:
STEP 1-7: Removing the the hard drive and DVD drive. Accessing RAM modules and wireless card.
STEP 8-13: Disconnecting and removing the keyboard.
STEP 14-18: Removing the palmrest assembly.
STEP 19-25: Disconnecting and removing the motherboard.
STEP 26-27: Removing the cooling fan and DC power jack.


Taking apart Samsung 900X notebook

posted in: 9. Other Brands | 35

In this guide I’ll be taking apart a Samsung 900X notebook. I’m working on notebook model NP900X3A.

Most important components in a Samsung 900X notebook located under the bottom cover.

I’ll show how to remove the bottom cover and access the internal notebook components.


How to take apart Sony Vaio VGN-CS215J. Replacing DC jack.

posted in: 7. Sony | 17

In this guide I will take apart a Sony Vaio VGN-CS215J laptop in order to replace failed DC jack. I think this guide will work for all other models in the Sony Vaio VGN-CS line.

During this disassembly process I’ll go though the following major steps:
STEP 1-5: Removing the hard drive, DVD drive. Accessing both memory modules.
STEP 6-12: Disconnecting and removing the keyboard.
STEP 13-16: Removing the bottom cover.
STEP 17-18: Disconnecting and removing the cooling fan assembly.
STEP 19-29: Disconnecting, removing and replacing the DC jack harness.

It’s hard to replace the DC jack on this model. If you have never fixed a laptop before, you don’t want to start with Sony Vaio VGN-CS.  I think Sony engineers tried their best to make the DC jack cable replacement as difficult as possible. Well… they succeeded.


HP 2000 disassembly

posted in: 3. Compaq & HP | 28

In this post I explain how to disassemble HP 2000. I will remove main laptop components and show how to access area under the top cover.

I’ll go through the following major disassembly steps:
STEP 1-7: Accessing RAM. Removing the hard drive and DVD drive.
STEP 8-15: Disconnecting and removing the keyboard.
STEP 16-19: Removing the top cover assembly. Accessing the internal components.


How to dismantle Dell XPS 15z (L511z)

posted in: 4. Dell | 22

Today I will dismantle a Dell XPS 15z.

According to Dell website XPS 15z model also has another name XPS L511z.

My goal is replacing the keyboard. This model allows you to replace the keyboard only after you disassemble the entire laptop.

Here’s a short description of all major steps I’ll be going through: